Acute Diseases

Acute illnesses generally develop suddenly and last a short time, often only a few days or weeks.

Acute conditions are often caused by a virus or an infection, but can also be caused by an injury resulting from a fall or an automobile accident, or by the misuse of drugs or medications.

Acute diseases come on rapidly, and are accompanied by distinct symptoms that require urgent or short-term care, and get better once they are treated. For example, a broken bone that might result from a fall must be treated by a doctor and will heal in time. Sometimes, an acute illness, such as the common cold, will just go away on its own. Most people with acute illnesses will soon recover.

Acute conditions we treat:

  • Asthma attack
  • Broken bone
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn
  • Common cold
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Heart attack
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory infection
  • Strep throat

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